How to add a rear tail spoiler to a plain jane

TommyRS70

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Jan 31, 2004
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KY
Anyone ever try placing a daub of modeling clay on the trunk lid at each stud location with a piece of masking tape to hold it onto the panel and preventing it from sticking to the spoiler...then push spoiler with studs removed into correct location, leaving an impression for a pilot hole. It's just a thought?
 

Twisted_Metal

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Feb 26, 2004
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Bloomington, MN
^ I've had that exact same thought.

A little smear of Vaseline on the spoiler studs would prevent it from sticking too.

Thankfully, the spoiler was already added to my car before I bought it so I never had to deal with this process.
 

1971CamaroGuy

LS Swapped 1971 Camaro
Oct 31, 2004
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Anyone ever try placing a daub of modeling clay on the trunk lid at each stud location with a piece of masking tape to hold it onto the panel and preventing it from sticking to the spoiler...then push spoiler with studs removed into correct location, leaving an impression for a pilot hole. It's just a thought?
Yes, I did in my build thread, actually works pretty good and gets you in the correct spot https://nastyz28.com/threads/my-1971-ls-swapped-pro-touring-project.241037/page-18
 

badazz81z28

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May 4, 2001
22,123
Alabama
Clay is what I used. I would never use someone else's measurements...having seen how sloppy the factory did many of these spoilers. I removed the studs, made one hole. Installed the stud, the set out the other holes. Trying to do all holes at the same time is asking for one hole to be off by all so much and next thing you know, you have a 1/2" hole.
 




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